Mike Pence: ‘Nearly a Million’ People at 9/12 March
I noticed something odd in Rep. Mike Pence’s (R-Ind.) floor speech today about conservative pundits, and Politico transcribed it.
As evidenced by the hundreds of thousands that filled town hall meetings this summer and the nearly a million Americans who gathered here in Washington in September, millions of Americans, Republicans, Democrats and Independents are worried about liberal social policies and runaway federal spending, deficit and debt.
The best estimate of the Sept. 12 march’s size was about 60,000 to 70,000, according to the D.C. Fire Department and reported by ABC News and other sources. Pence is inflating that figure by at least 1000 percent. I expect dramatic inflation of the march’s size to be with us forever, even though it seems sort of silly — even the lower number is the largest gathering of economic conservatives in anyone’s memory.